Lovely Flackley Ash ticks all the country house boxes. Gorgeous gardens? Check. Four-poster beds? Obviously. Afternoon tea? Of course. This grand brick house was built in the Georgian period, but today, the imaginatively revamped interiors have unique furniture and eye-catching designer wallpaper in William Morris, woodland and library shelf patterns. It’s close to Rye and Camber Sands, but on cold days, park yourself in the sauna or the 40ft indoor heated pool.